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Miss Meteor

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  307 ratings  ·  154 reviews
There hasn’t been a winner of the Miss Meteor beauty pageant who looks like Lita Perez or Chicky Quintanilla in all its history. But that’s not the only reason Lita wants to enter the contest, or why her ex-best friend Chicky wants to help her. The road to becoming Miss Meteor isn’t about being perfect; it’s about sharing who you are with the world—and loving the parts of ...more
Hardcover, 390 pages
Published September 22nd 2020 by HarperTeen
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Elle (ellexamines)
May 03, 2018 marked it as 2019
Shelves: author-love
after this got announced i literally had three separate people @ me asking me if I'd heard. so yeah that's all I have to say about the bookend five stars of All Out, both of whom are queer and latinx and one of whom wrote my favorite book I read last year, writing a book together ...more
destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
I literally squealed when this was announced on Twitter! I am so damn hyped for this it's unreal. Anna-Marie is a high key fave of mine anyways, and Tehlor wrote what was quite possibly my singular favorite story in All Out, and I am just SO DAMN HERE FOR THIS ♥♥ ...more
Jul 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lgbtqiap-reads
Things this book has:
- fantastic pansexual rep
- casual and heartfelt trans rep
- friends-to-lovers TIMES TWO
- beauty pageant shenanigans
- sibling love/hate/endless support
- characters making mistakes and GROWING from them
- the phrase "the snake-haired, coming-out Medusa"
- my whole heart ❤
Sue (Hollywood News Source)
I can definitely say Miss Meteor is one of my favorites ever. There’s a lot of things about this book that makes me feel seen and celebrated. It makes me happy.

Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)
sh*t this is will be the book of the year all time

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If you're looking for a lovely, heartfelt, and heartwarming story about friendship, about accepting who you are even in the face of judgment and ridicule, about taking risks, about friendship blossoming into more..? You need this book.

I am a girl worth the space I take up.

I won't say it’s a walk in the park to read. As mentioned RE judgment and ridicule, there is a significant amount of bullying, homophobia, transphobia, and xenophobia within the pages of this book. There were times this was har
Caidyn (he/him/his)
I received an ARC through Hear Our Voices for an honest review!

CW: homophobia, transphobia, and bullying

Trans voices in fiction matter, so when there was a sign up for this book (who has a trans author) for ownvoices trans reviewers, I jumped on it. Trans voices really do matter, as we've been seeing lately in the bookish world on discourses on transphobia from authors and in the books that we read. Of course, we tend to focus on main characters for trans rep, ones who are telling their stories
Sep 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I will straight up read anything Anna-Marie McLemore puts their name on, so I was all over this without even knowing what it was about.

I loved Lita and Chicky. I loved their yearning for the past relationship, their want for a change, and the tenacity they both had to stand out in a town that wanted to keep them hidden. Chicky's sisters are absolutely amazing and I couldn't possibly be more delighted in Cole and Junior.

Plot wise, it was great. Both Lita and Chicky are Dealing With Things and w
Anna Banana
Jul 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is so cute and is filled with such beautiful stories and messages!

So I went into this book expecting it to be one thing and upon finding out half way through that it most definitely is not that thing, it effected my reading experience a bit as I felt let down. But in an effort to make sure no one else goes in with the wrong expectations...

This is not an f/f romance between two childhood best friends.

With a cover that beautiful and with a synopsis that doesn't quite hint at a romance
Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
Another win from both Anna-Marie McLemore and Tehlor Kay Mejia. Miss Meteor has all the atmosphere, magic, and wonder you'd expect from these authors. We see Chicky and Lita come back together and grow their friendship along some of the best supporting characters I've read in a while - Chicky's three older sisters and friends Junior and Cole (who is my absolute favorite and I love with all my heart) - as they fight to help Lita win the Miss Meteor crown. Seeing Lita and Chicky both really embrac ...more
Sep 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
CWs: Incurred bullying, homophobic comments, xenophobic comments, some mentions of underage alcohol consumption
Aug 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Trigger warnings: (view spoiler)
Diversity: pansexual main character, trans character, latinx main characters, POC characters, Mexican-American characters.

I adore this book. So, so much. It has everything I love, really: friendships, beautiful ones, new ones, broken ones. Best friends to lovers, the softest relationship growth ever. Family and siblings vibes and ahh I loved
Alicia (A Kernel of Nonsense)
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this ARC from the publisher which does not influence my review.

TW: bullying, homophobia, fatphobia, transphobia, xenophobia

What I Liked:
Lita – Lita Perez isn’t like other people, technically she isn’t a person at all. She wasn’t born on earth, but materialized from stardust from a meteorite that struck her small town. Lita knows she is different and in a place like Meteor, New Mexico, she sticks out like a sore thumb. Still, she loves this town and the few people
Sharon Velez Diodonet
"Towns like this don't want girls like us to succeed".

Have you ever read a story that was just so magical that you couldn't stop smiling from the very first sentence? Miss Meteor is that story for me. It was heartfelt, hopeful, funny, sweet, dreamy and 100% enchanting. It cracked my heart wide open, made me grin from ear to ear and made my happiness spill over like a stardust and glitter explosion.

Tehlor Kay Mejia and Anna-Marie McLemore knocked this one out of the atmosphere with seamless writi
✨Brithanie Faith✨
Sep 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Miss Meteor was released on the 22nd, so happy reading to those of you who have yet to pick this beauty up!

Somehow I went this long without reading anything by Tehlor Kay Mejia or Anna-Marie McLemore, and present me is currently upset with past me, because this beautifully written novel about friendship and acceptance did not disappoint!

What a fantastic cast of characters! This was thought provoking, and- had I not been sick while
Enne (they/he)
Anna-Marie McLemore and Tehlor Kay Mejia really said "friends to lovers rights!!" i have no choice but to stan
The Artisan Geek
Nov 29, 2019 marked it as to-read
Ooooh this sounds so good!!!

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I've been told that I look like the femme on the right and I cannot unsee it LMAO. I'm very excited for this release!!!!
Sep 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
CW: transphobia, xenophobia, homophobia, bullying, underage drinking
Rep: trans character, pan MC, Latinx characters,

You know what makes me softer and mushier than baby food? Stories that revolve around wholesome friendships overcoming all odds, even one friend slowly turning back to stardust.

Lita, Chicky, Junior, Cole, and Chicky's wonderfully strong-minded sisters make for a dynamic cast of characters that are now all my children and deserve all the happiness in the world. Tehlor and Anna
Adriana (SaltyBadgerBooks)
Sep 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own, arc
Oh my gods, this was so good! I loved it! I’m honestly not sure where to begin. So let’s talk about the friendship aspect of it first. I really appreciated the fact that it started off with Lita and Chicky not being friends, it made it feel more real. We all know that not all friendships last, or sometimes there’s a bump in the road that maybe lead to paths converging again. Either way I really enjoyed that the book didn’t portray a perfect friendship, because everyone disagrees or still keeps s ...more
Sep 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
(Disclaimer: I received this book from Edelweiss. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)

TW: homophobia, transphobia, fatphobia

Friends to lovers, stories of sisterhood, pansexual main characters, and a girl made of stardust. It's a story about being brave enough to speak your truth into the world, to accept the love around us, and to taking a stand against the status quo. Miss Meteor takes place in a small town. One where, if you play by their roles of appearances, they
Thank you to the authors, publisher and Hear Our Voices Tours on Instagram for a copy of this in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Chicky Quintanilla and Lita Perez used to be best friends, but too many secrets, and trauma made them grow apart. Now they have a uniting cause: Get Lita into the Miss Meteor pageant and win. Which is easier said than done, as the predicted winner Kendra Kendall has a family history of winning the Miss Meteor pageant. But with all the Quintanilla
This book is not what you think it is. Yes, there is romance. Yes, there is a beauty contest. Yes, there is LGBTQ+ representation. But that isn't the story.

Lita wants to win Miss Meteor so that she doesn't fade away to the star dust that created her.

Cole is trans but that isn't even important to the story, other than he is.

Junior is an artist.

And Lita and Chicky were best friends. And then they weren't, and now they need to be again.

And yes, the beauty pageant consumes most of the book, but so
Forever Young Adult
Graded By: Mandy C.
Cover Story: On Your Vanity
BFF Charm: Big Sister x2
Swoonworthy Scale: 7
Talky Talk: Meatier (Meteor)
Bonus Factors: LGBTQ+, Sisters, Small Town
Anti-Bonus Factor: Bullies
Relationship Status: All the Heart Eyes

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May 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!

Okay, everyone's attention needs to be on this book because this was such a fabulous story! I laughed, I cried, I didn't want it to end! I have read books by Tehlor Kay Mejia, but this is my first book by Anna-Marie McLemore. Their writing flowed beautifully, and together they created such a meaningful, important, and out of this world story!

Miss Meteor is set in Meteor (Meteorite), New Mexico, named after a
Cody Roecker
Jun 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
My heart is filled with stardust - my love for this book transcends this planet and feels infinite.
Emily ~ emhoardsbooks
Aug 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lgbtq
Rating: 4.5/5

I've been putting off actually writing this review because I feel like I have no coherent thoughts other than just gushing about how much I absolutely loved it. But I'm gonna try ok, sorry in advance if this is all over the place.

So let's start with Lita and Chicky. These girls are so true to themselves. Lita was literally made from star dust and hardly cares about what others think. And even Chicky, who does kind of care, still dresses and acts how she wants. I found both of them s
Oct 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book is great. Truly. The authors are in their element and clearly having fun, which creates some beautiful and powerful scenes. The messages of self acceptance and friendship is great and it has some of my favorite and most realistic dynamic I’ve seen.

It would have been a five stars if it wasn’t for the awful lesbophobia directed at non-lesbians with no actual lesbian getting happy endings.

Like bless this book it’s good and has a lot of heart… but PLEASE KEEP IT AWAY FROM
Lauren ✨ (TheBookishTwins)
I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you kindly to HarperTeen for my review copy.

This was absolutely fantastic (though I expected no less) and it's up there with some of my favourite books (definitely one of my favourites this year). Sometimes I find books written by more than one author off-putting -- but wow, these two together created a poignant, charming and utterly unputdownable magical realism novel. It has so many things I loved: a focus on fri
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Tehlor Kay Mejia is a YA author and poet at home in the wild woods and alpine meadows of Southern Oregon. When she's not writing, you can find her plucking at her guitar, stealing rosemary sprigs from overgrown gardens, or trying to make the perfect vegan tamale. She is active in the Latinx lit community, and passionate about representation for marginalized teens in media. You can find her on Twi ...more

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